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Anaranya, aka: Anaraṇya; 3 Definition(s)


Anaranya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Hinduism


1a) Anaraṇya (अनरण्य).—The son of Trasaddasyu and father of Haryaśva (Pṛṣadaśva, Viṣṇu-purāṇa); killed by Rāvaṇa in his digvijaya.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 7. 4; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 3. 17-18.

1b) The son of Sambhūta, killed by Rāvaṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 74; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 75-6.

1c) The son of Sarvakarman.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 12. 47.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

about this context:

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

General definition (in Hinduism)

Anaraṇya (अनरण्य):—Son of Trasaddasyu (son of Purukutsa). He had a son named Haryaśva. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.7.4)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Anaranya is a King of the Solar dynasty and an ancestor of Rama. He is the son of Bana, and the father of Prithu.

Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

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